SACRED HEART PARISH P.O. BOX 3672 ♦ GLYNDON, MARYLAND 21071-3672 PHONE: (410) 833-1696 ♦ FAX: (410) 833-2676 E-MAIL: [email protected] INTERNET: WWW.SHGPARISH.ORG CELEBRATING CHRIST SINCE 1873 NOVEMBER 16, 2014 PASTORAL STAFF Rev. Msgr. Lloyd E. Aiken Pastor Rev. Hamilton Okeke Associate Pastor Rev. Hilario Avendaño Associate Pastor for Hispanic Ministry Mr. James A. Ryan Deacon Mr. James Nuzzo Deacon Rev. Mr. Carlos Osorio Deacon Intern Sr. Judith Cianfrogna, SSJ Pastoral Associate Sr. Cecilia Cyford, SSJ Director of Religious Education Sr. Helen Wiegmann, SSJ Health Care Ministry Mr. Zachary Coyle School Principal Mrs. Jeanne Cossentino Assistant Principal Mrs. Georgeann Gurkovich Assistant Middle School Principal Sr. Karen Washabaugh, SSJ School Campus Minister K-5 Mrs. Kathryn Swisher Director of Youth Ministry Ms. Kathy Whitelock Director of Development ASSISTING CLERGY Rev. Michael L. Barré, S.S. Rev. James McKearney, S.S. Rev. Gilbert J. Seitz Rev. Mr. Daniel Moreno Diego Buritica Patrick Parks Patrick Hake David Keyes SEMINARIANS 4th Year Theology 3rd Year Theology 3rd Year Theology 1st Year Theology 1st Year Theology LITURGICAL SCHEDULE Weekend Masses: Saturday: 4:00 p.m. Sunday: 7:30 (Quiet), 9:00, 10:30 a.m. (Choir); 12:00 (Contemporary Choir) & 5:00 p.m. Spanish Mass: Saturdays — 7:00 p.m. (Little Church) Sundays — 1:30 p.m. (Main Church) Weekday Masses/Communion Service (Little Church): Monday-Friday: 7:00 & 9:00 a.m. Saturday: 8:00 a.m. Holy Day Schedule: Consult bulletin (except Christmas and New Year’s) Eucharistic Adoration: (Little Church) First Fridays: Exposition following the 9:00 a.m. Mass, concluding at the 8:00 a.m. Mass Saturday PARISH OFFICE HOURS Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 1:15-9:00 p.m. Saturday-Sunday: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. PHONE NUMBERS Parish Office/Rectory Hispanic Ministry Development Office Sacred Heart School Religious Education Office Sacred Heart Youth Ministry Convent 410-833-1696 410-830-1862 410-833-4933 410-833-0857 410-833-8515 410-833-7639 410-526-1327 NEW PARISHIONERS WELCOME! You are most welcome to Sacred Heart Church. Parish registration forms are available in the Gathering Space and at the Parish Office. If you are moving out of the parish, please notify us. SACRAMENTAL MINISTRY BAPTISMS: Saturdays at noon and within the celebration of Mass (except during Lent). Parents are required to attend a Preparation Class held on the 2nd Monday of the month. Please call the Religious Education Office to arrange for both Preparation Class and Baptism. RECONCILIATION: Confessions are heard on Saturdays from 5:15-5:45p.m. (Little Church) and by appointment. Parish Reconciliation Services are held during Advent and Lent. MARRIAGE: Couples planning to be married should contact a priest or deacon at least six months before the anticipated date. All engaged couples must take a Marriage Preparation Course. Do not set a date until you have met with the priest or deacon. COMMUNION TO THE SICK: If someone is in the hospital or homebound and unable to attend Mass and wishes to receive communion, please contact the Parish Office. Mass is celebrated at FutureCare-Cherrywood Nursing Home on the 2nd Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. ANOINTING OF THE SICK: In case of emergency call the Parish Office/Rectory at anytime. Please notify the Parish Office if you know someone in the hospital or at home who wishes to be anointed. Masses of Anointing are celebrated several times a year. RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS/RITO DE LA INITIACION CRISIANA DE LOS ADULTOS: RCIA/RICA prepares adults (English and Spanish speaking) for full communion in the Catholic Church. Sessions meet year round on Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Call the Parish Office for information. BULLETIN DEADLINE. Notices must be received in the parish office TEN days (Thursday) before the bulletin date requested. Sacred Heart Church, Glyndon, Maryland Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time November 16, 2014 Sacred Heart Parish Mission Statement We, the people of God in the parish of Sacred Heart, are constantly attempting to become a faith community of those who, believing in Jesus, proclaim God’s Kingdom and share the mystery of faith by worshipping the Father, enabling all members to grow in their relationship with each other through the Son, and witnessing our gifts through active service to others in the Spirit. Weekly Liturgical Schedule Saturday Vigil Mass, November 15 4:00 p.m. Mass Ildelfonso Derecho 7:00 p.m. Sp. Mass Margaret McWilliams Sunday, November 16 7:30 a.m. Mass Legion of Mary 9:00 a.m. Mass Zachary M. Lederer 10:30 a.m. Mass Parishioners 12:00 p.m. Mass Florence Nadbielney 1:30 p.m. Sp. Mass Estuardo Estrada 5:00 p.m. Mass Matthew John Monday, November 17 – St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious 7:00 a.m. Mass The Potis Family (Sp. Int.) 9:00 a.m. – Communion Service Tuesday, November 18 7:00 a.m. Mass Joan Volaggio 9:00 a.m. Mass Kristina Rivera Wednesday, November 19 7:00 a.m. – Communion Service 9:00 a.m. Mass Jack Mullin Thursday, November 20 7:00 a.m. Mass Patricia Colgan 9:00 a.m. Mass Beatrice Powell Friday, November 21 – The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary 7:00 a.m. Mass Matthew John 9:00 a.m. Mass Christopher P. Fiorino Saturday, November 22 – St. Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr 8:00 a.m. Mass Yolanda Munsayac Saturday Vigil Mass, November 22 4:00 p.m. Mass Zenaida Echaves 7:00 p.m. Sp. Mass Sunday, November 23 – Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe 7:30 a.m. Mass Olivia Burton 9:00 a.m. Mass Christopher P. Fiorino 10:30 a.m. Mass Kay Richards 12:00 p.m. Mass Parishioners 1:30 p.m. Sp. Mass Alberto Peraza 5:00 p.m. Mass Evelyn Marchak Prayer and Worship Presiders’ Schedule: November 23, 2014 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 12:00 Noon 1:30 p.m. (Spanish) (MC) 5:00 p.m. Fr. Okeke Fr. Avendaño Fr. Barre Fr. Barre Msgr. Aiken Msgr. Aiken Fr. Avendaño Fr. Seitz Presiders’ Schedule at St. Charles: Saturday & Sunday November 23, 2014 4:00 p.m. Msgr. Aiken 8:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Fr. Okeke Fr. Okeke Scripture Readings November 23, 2014 Ez 34:11-12, 15-17 Ps 23:1-3, 5-6 1 Cor 15:20-26, 28 Mt 25:31-46 The Lord Jesus is our shepherd (Ps). At the end, at his coming, he will hand over the kingdom to his Father (2). He will “judge between one sheep and another, between rams and goats” (1), between those who have lived their lives for others, and those who have lived for themselves (3). For Reflection: How responsive are you to the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the alien, those in prison? Parroquia del Sagrado Corazón Trigésimo Tercer Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario Noviembre 16, 2014 Misión de la Parroquia del Sagrado Corazón Nosotros, El pueblo de Dios en la parroquia del Sagrado Corazón, estamos intentando constantemente hacernos una comunidad de fe, que creyendo en Jesús, proclamamos el Reino de Dios y compartimos el misterio de la fe adorando al Padre, permitiendo a todos los miembros un crecimiento en su relación interpersonal a través del Hijo y siendo testigo de nuestros dones a través del servicio activo a otros en el Espíritu. Mensaje del Padre Hilario LA UNIDAD ENTRE LOS FELIGRESES Ustedes pueden trabajar por la unidad cuando tratan de entablar amistad con otras familias católicas. En algunas parroquias existen las comunidades parroquiales que "crean mayor interrelación personal, aceptación de la palabra de Dios, revisión de la vida y reflexión sobre la realidad a la luz del evangelio; se acentúan, el compromiso con la familia, con el barrio, y con la comunidad local"(Puebla, 447). El Reino de Dios se inicia en las familias y en las comunidades. Es en estas donde nacen y se fomentan los líderes del futuro. En el área metropolitana, unos 500 grupos fueron organizados. Al poner su atención a la fe y al evangelio estos católicos se dieron cuenta de lo que la fe que comparten significaba para ellos. El organizador de estos grupos fue el Arzobispo de Cracovia, el cardinal Wojtila, quien más tarde se convirtió en el papa Juan Pablo II Un último ejemplo de cómo podemos esforzarnos por conseguir las unidades promedio del examen de la vida parroquial. Esto lo pueden hacer cuando se reúnen en familia para meditar las Sagradas Escrituras, especialmente cuando se usan las Epístolas de Pablo. Las Parroquias de hoy son muy parecidas a las comunidades cristianas a las cuales Pablo dirigió. Su primera carta a los Corintios, por ejemplo, la pudo ver escrito a muchas parroquias de hoy. Su carta a los Gálatas llama a la fe y a la unidad. Su carta a los Filipenses es lo que toda parroquia necesita porque menciona la alegría y la solidaridad. Descubran las normas que Pablo expone para la unidad de la vida de su parroquia. Hay otros muchos grupos en las parroquias que se preocupan por la evangelización de las familias como son el Movimiento familiar Cristiano y Encuentro Matrimoniales. Ambos movimientos han ayudado a mejorar la vida de muchas familias. Si su familia puede participar en las actividades de estos grupos encontraran un gran apoyo para las tareas más difíciles de la vida familiar. Además de estos grupos especializados, hay otros grupos que también evangelizan a las familias. Los grupos carismáticos, los cursillos de cristiandad y los movimientos catecúmenas. Lecturas Dominicales Noviembre 23, 2014 Primer Lectura: Ez 34:11-12, 15-17 Salmo: 23:1-3, 5-6 Segunda Lectura: 1 Cor 15:20-26, 28 Evangelio: Mt 25:31-46 Our Stewardship We Welcome the Newly Baptized Flynn Brady McGonigal, Perla Acosta, Jacqueline Maldonado, Erika Melanie Martinez, Jonathan Alberto, Abby Sophia Morel, Jonathan Gonzalez Giron, Brittany Ramirez, Dylan Alexander Machado-Cruz, Pray for those who have died. May their souls and the souls of all the faithfully departed rest in peace. Amen. Msgr. Edward Lynch, Father James Miles and Peggy Naranjo Remember the sick in your prayers Lucy Angerer, Debby Beaven, Bob Brosso, Frank Chengery, Charlene Clark, Nick Dargakis, Rosa Elena Fernandez, Noel Forte, Mary Lou Frye, Kim Hare, Sue Harvill, Patrick Kelly, Gerry Kleiman, Rosemary Lavzati, Nick Lanutti, Joan Barbara MacNeish, Joan Martin, Jerry Olert, Scott Moser, Juana Paz, Betty Pearre, Charlotte Porea, Lewis Pritchett, Brian Redding, Katie Riggin, Camila Royer, Charlotte Slocum, Joanne Thomas, Larry Triplett, Msgr. Art Valenzano, Frances Wheat Names will remain on the Sick List for 5 weeks If there is a need to have the name of your loved one on the list for a longer period of time, we will be happy to accommodate you, but you must contact the Parish Office (410-833-1696) between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to make this request. Mass Times for Traveling Catholics When planning to travel, go to www.MassTimes.org for Mass times in every parish in the U.S. or call for automated system at 858-207-6277. Prayerful Sing Along Please join us for songs, prayers, fellowship, and refreshments at the Prayerful Sing Along, on Friday, November 21, 2014 from 7:15 PM to 9:15 PM in the Mother Seton Room. Our theme is "Giving Thanks to God for our Many Gifts." Child care is provided. The children watch movies about the saints, color pictures for senior citizens, and play games and then they join us for Bible songs, fellowship, and refreshments. Please call Denise Blair-Nellies at 410-795-6852 for more information. Join Fr. Hamilton for an “Hour of Glory” Fr. Hamilton’s an “Hour of Glory” continues every Monday in the Little Church from 7:00PM–8:00PM. Weekly Offering Offertory (November 9, 2014) Envelopes Loose $23,309.16 ($19,219.00) ($ 2,168.60) Maintenance $ 4,972.00 Electronic Fund Contributions (Not included in above total) Offertory $ 1,429.00 Maintenance $ 90.50 Next Sunday’s second collection will Campaign for Human Development. be the 21 Club Drawing #11 November 7, 2014 Prize Ticket# Winner Seller $200 607 Barbara Mercier Theresa McDonald $100 1401 Christine Goglia Chuck Pearson $ 50 408 Bill Stem Bob DePaola $ 50 1013 Katie McCune J.T. Mullin $ 50 813 Dennis Openshaw James Walters Unsold numbers drawn: 798, 962, 807 21 Club Drawing #12 November 7, 2014 Prize Ticket# Winner Seller $200 1488 Rose Lambert S. Jude $100 194 Pat Krell Chuck Pearson $ 50 508 John & Marie Abel K. VanSickle $ 50 1374 Ed Allen Jean Berdini $ 50 14 Dieter Halle John Kmiecik Unsold numbers drawn: 425 Don’t forget the 21 Club party for all 21 Club participants will be Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 2:00-5:00 PM. Come join the food, fun & games! Christian Formation and Evangelization DO YOU KNOW why we celebrate the feast of Christ the King? This solemnity was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925. It celebrates an aspect of Jesus’ identity rather than an event in his life and is thus classed among the “idea feasts” (another example would be Holy Family Sunday). Originally celebrated in October, it was moved to the last Sunday in Ordinary Time in the 1960s. It celebrates Christ’s reign over all things. By instituting this feast, Pius XI hoped to renew the faith of the people which had suffered from the secularism and atheism of his day. Next Sunday (the feast of Christ the King) marks the end of Ordinary Time and the Church Year. On November 29/30 we begin a new liturgical year with the First Sunday of Advent. The Church Year, our Liturgical Year, ends next Sunday. Ordinary Time (that part of the liturgical year when no particular moment or aspect of the Christian mystery is celebrated) concludes with the feast of Christ the King. As the Church year comes to its end, our thoughts turn to the end of all time. The faithful Christian reflects not with fear but with confident hope that Christ will come again as the supreme ruler over all. Christmas Decorating Help is needed to prepare our worship spaces for Christmas! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 23. Decorating: Dec. 23 Little Church at 10:00 AM Dec. 23 Main Church- 7:00 PM If you can give some time to help we would truly appreciate it. Advent Evening of Reflection Sacred Heart Young Adults invite you to join them on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the Main Church for a time of prayer, refection and quiet as we prepare for the coming of Christ. Our prayer will conclude with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Adult Confirmation Confirmation is a requirement to be a godparent or a sponsor for Confirmation. If you are over 18 and have never been confirmed, please contact Sister Jude (410833-1696; [email protected]) for more information. The next adult confirmation will be Pentecost Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 3:00 PM in the Cathedral. A Message to Parents Parents, God’s will is that your child be happy, fulfilled and live a life that will make the most of his or her talents. Isn’t that what you want, too? Talk to your child about Church vocations. Young Adult Volleyball It’s time for Volleyball! Join us on Friday evenings Nov. 21, Dec. 5) in the school gym! Contact Jeff Ment (410-833-8515; [email protected]) for more information Young Adults and Our Daily Bread If you are interested in serving lunch our brothers and sisters at Our Daily Bread on Saturday morning, January 24, 2015. Please contact Chris Rodgers ([email protected]) for more information. Young Adults Lots of events are in the making: Wine and Cheese Tasting (January 9), Movie and Games Night (February 6)! Check the bulletin or join our Facebook group: Young Adults at Sacred Heart. Remember Young Adults are folks 18 to 35! Contact Lila Williamson ([email protected]) for more information. Sacred Heart Youth Organization Confirmation – Class #3: December 7, 2014 after the 5 PM Mass from 6:00 – 8:15 PM Parent & Candidate Retreat: Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 9:00 AM – Noon Sponsor & Candidate Retreat: Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 9:00 AM – Noon SOURCE – Class # 4: November 30, 2014 after the 5 PM Mass from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Class # 5: December 14, 2014 after the 5 PM Mass from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Class # 6: December 21, 2014 after the 5 PM Mass from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Class # 7: January 4, 2015 after the 5 PM Mass from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Class # 8: January 11, 2015 after the 5 PM Mass from 6:00 – 8:00 PM High School – Youth Group: December 5, 2014 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM Winter Lock-In: January 2-3, 2014 Mount 2000 Weekend Retreat: February 6-8, 2015 Middle School – Summit Night: December 5, 2014 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM Summit Night: January 16, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM Mark your calendar now! Please contact the Youth Ministry Office as soon as possible if you are interested and would like more information. Space is limited; first-come, first-served. As always, you can find more information on the Parish Website for Youth Ministry at: http://www.shgparish.org/youth-ministry.aspx. Follow us on Facebook (Sacred Heart Youth Ministry – Glyndon), Twitter (Mrs Kathryn @SHG_youth), and Instagram (Sacred Heart Glyndon - Youth) as well! Sacred Heart School To Our Fellow Parishioners! In the week of November 3rd, we had our third school Mass of the year. One of our students who had been recently baptized chose to receive her first Communion Mass. Her faith and joy in the Sacrament truly inspired me, and she shared a tremendous gift with our entire school by allowing us to witness her first time receiving Jesus in Holy Communion. What a blessing! Reflecting on these Masses, I am also struck by part of scripture, Matthew 19:30, when Christ says, “but many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.” Our three Masses have been celebrated by both Monsignor Aiken and Father Hamilton. You would be so inspired to see them at these times. Both of these spiritual fathers for our community come to the Mass with a particular joy, and their homilies take place out in the pews, among our children. They have shown such exuberance to be with our children that I am inspired and humbled. It’s amazing to see our young people respond to them, and so many have bravely answered questions about the Gospel and participated in the homily. These are powerful moments, beautiful moments. Expanding on this, the more I have learned about the jobs of all of our religious, I am stunned by the sheer volume of their workload. Sister Jude helped organize these Masses, Sister Cecilia prepares our children for First Communion, and Sister Karen has been an integral part by assisting our second graders. Deacon Carlos has visited our classes to pray with them most Mondays. Each of our religious, including those I have not named, have worked many days with hours along the lines of 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Their work ethic is incredible, and they truly help me to encounter Christ in our world, as I know they do for all of us. Perhaps it is in the nature of those who most authentically follow Christ to be the last in terms of them receiving thanks and praise. This week, let’s change that and deliberately thank these holy men and women in our community for all they have given to us, for all they do to show us God’s abundant love. Please join with me in this amazing opportunity. May God’s grace be tangibly with your family this week! God bless you, Zachary S. Coyle, Principal Religious Education Children’s Religion Program: Pre-K – 8th Grade www.shgparish.org/religious-education.aspx Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) www.shgparish.org/clow.aspx Sunday Nursery during 10:30 AM Mass www.shgparish.org/nursery.aspx Sacrament Preparation www.shgparish.org/baptism.aspx www.shgparish.org/penance.aspx www.shgparish.org/communion.aspx Thanksgiving Class Schedule This year, we will have a holiday break from our Religious Education classes on the days before Thanksgiving: November 23 and 24 (Sunday and Monday). We will return to class on the days after Thanksgiving: November 30 and December 1 (Sunday and Monday).\ Giving Hearts and Hands Needed During the month of November, we are collecting: • Used children’s books in good shape. (They will be shared at Our Daily Bread for homeless children.) • Knit or crocheted gloves, hats, and scarves for children of all ages. (They will be shipped to Alaska where a nun in Sister Cecilia’s community ministers.) • Donations will be collected until November 30. • Collection boxes will be located next to the Religious Education closet (in the school building) on Sunday mornings and Monday evenings. Thank you in advance for your generosity! 7th and 8th Grade Service Project For their Thanksgiving and Advent service project, our 7th and 8th grade Religious Education students will spend time making cards for soldiers who are far away from their homes and families. Thank you for sharing the light of Christ with those who help to protect us! Sunday Nursery Would you like someone to watch your toddlers so that you and others can fully appreciate Mass without distractions? A free nursery service (child care) is available on most Sunday mornings for children under the age of three years old from 10:15 - 11:30 AM in room 126. For more information, please contact Sister Cecilia at 410-833-8515 or [email protected] There will be NO nursery on November 23. Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) is celebrated most Sundays during 9:00 AM Mass for children age 4 through 3rd grade. Children are dismissed with a catechist after the opening prayer and return before the consecration. Children participate in an interactive, age-appropriate liturgy that helps them understand and integrate God's word in their young lives. No registration is necessary! There will be NO CLOW on November 30. Social Justice St. Vincent de Paul Society The St. Vincent de Paul Society will meet Monday, November 17, 1014 at 6:15 PM in Room 221. Abortion Healing Ministry God’s mercy is an offer of new life! A confidential and safe place to seek healing after an abortion. Oneon-one counseling with a licensed therapist and spiritual support offered by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. All services are free of charge. Contact www.heartofmercygs.org or call 443-833-4332 for further information. Weekly & Monthly Prayer Vigil For Life Pro-lifers needed at weekly prayer vigil for life, Saturday 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM, 66 Painters Mill Road, Owings Mills. Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet at Painters Mill entrance. Non-denominational group with songs and prayers from the Bible at Dolfield entrance. Call Irene Walsh 410-935-6718 or Diana Hunt 410526-6770. Monthly prayer vigil, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM, usually 3rd Wednesday, at GBMC Charles St. entrance. Call Stan Cochran 410-833-4526. Parish Life Expressing Your Grief… You are invited to attend a “LUNCH and LEARN” on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 11:00 AM through 1:00 PM in the Mother Mary Lange Room (105). Sacred Heart Parish is looking forward to support you if you have recently lost a loved one in the past year or so. Our topic is “Expressing Your Grief through the Written Word.” No writing experience is needed just an open mind and heart. RSVP to Sister Helen at 410833-1696 or [email protected] by Monday, November 17, 2014. Prayer Shawl Ministry Prayer Shawls are made for folks who are seriously ill or have a serious disability. Our Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet on the first and third Tuesday of November in the Room 105 from 1:00-2:00PM. If you are interested in helping to crochet or knit or would like to learn either of these skills, or would like a prayer shawl for someone, please contact Sister Helen at 410-8331696 or [email protected] STAND / Shield the Vulnerable ATTENTION all volunteers for Sacred Heart Parish and School – The STAND requirements for all volunteers has recently changed. Please go to our parish website at http://www.shgparish.org/standnew.aspx for instructions regarding these changes and requirements, or go directly to https://www.shieldthevulnerable.org and login as a volunteer for Sacred Heart Parish or School. Many have asked how long it takes to be STAND Certified. There is a minimum processing time of 3-4 weeks for all new volunteers, and 2-3 weeks for volunteers seeking renewal. Organizations Boy Scout Troop 706 Boy Scout Troop 706 wishes everyone an early Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! To help you prepare for the holiday season Troop 706 will be holding our annual Christmas Wreath Sales fundraiser after every Mass on November 29 & 30, and December 6 & 7, 2014. We are offering decorated balsam, mixed evergreen and boxwood wreaths, evergreen door swags and charms, and white pine garland. Please consider supporting the Troop and spreading holiday cheer through your purchase. For more information please contact Jay Burtis, Troop 706 Committee Member, 443-615-5852 ([email protected]). Best Years Seniors are also invited to join the Group at the lunch bunch for November which will meet at the Olive Garden in Owings Mills at noon on Thursday, November 20. Following the lunch, members are invited to a tour of Charles Anderson’s Holly Garden. Those interested can sign up at the meeting or contact Stan Behnken. Carol McCurley is organizing a Christmas trip to Washington, DC. The group will lunch at Union Station and then visit the National Arboretum, the National tree, and the Mormon Temple, as well as view lights throughout the Capital. The trip will leave Sacred Heart at 11:00 AM and return by 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 4, 2014. The cost will be $25 due by the November 5 meeting. For more information, seniors should contact Carol at 410-833-6296. The Best Years Group will support Sacred Heart’s sister parish in Appalachia, St. Therese, but donating Food Lion gift cards at the November meeting. Gift cards can be purchased at Food Lion or through the SCRIP program located in Room 104 after Masses. If members use the SCRIP program, they should mention that they are supporting St. Therese through the Best Years Group. The SCRIP program also benefits Sacred Heart School. Additional information about the Best Years activities can be found on the Sacred Heart web site. Mom's Fellowship Group Interested in meeting other moms in the parish? Please join Sacred Heart's new Mom's Fellowship Group. We meet every Thursday at 10:00 AM in the Mother Seton Room- children are welcome! Please contact Beth Serio for more information please call 410-9356837; [email protected] The Frederick M. Gossman Memorial High School Scholarship Designed to assist those Brother Knights holding membership in councils within the jurisdiction of Maryland in paying tuition for their sons and daughters at accredited Catholic High Schools; three grants of $1,500 per year, for up to four years, will be awarded. Awards will be made on the basis of academic excellence, personal qualifications, and financial need. The children of deceased members are also eligible, provided the member was in good standing at the time of death. The William J. O’Brien Jr., Memorial Scholarship Three grants of $1,500 per year for up to four years will be awarded. This program is open to any Catholic student who is a resident of the state of Maryland to include children and grandchildren of a member of a Knights of Columbus council within the jurisdiction of Maryland. Applicants must have been officially accepted at or must be students at accredited Catholic High Schools. Applications will be judged on academic excellence, personal qualifications, and financial need. For scholarship information go to http://www.kofcmd.org/state1415/committees/scholarships.asp. The application period for both of these scholarships is due on/before February 1, 2015. Community Events Donate Your Used Car! Bring holiday cheer to a local family in need by donating your used car! Baltimore-based nonprofit, Vehicles for Change provides donated vehicles to low-income families who need a car to gain or maintain employment. VFC is one of the few organizations in the area that makes it possible for donors to deduct the full fair market value of their car donation, because we award donated vehicles to lowincome families. Your car donation will enable families to secure better jobs, take their children to after-school activities and become active members of the community. This holiday season, provide a hand up to a local family by donating your car to Vehicles for Change - call 410242-9674 or visit www.vehiclesforchange.org to donate today! Discernment Days Region IV of the National Religious Vocations Conference invites young adults, who may be discerning life choices, to join us for some morning retreat experiences for young adults. Time: 9:00 AM to 12 noon, with an optional mass being celebrated prior to the gatherings at 8:30 AM. Two short presentations will be made on “Discernment” and “Listening to Prayer Using the Word of God.” With time for reflection, shared prayer, and discussion with local men and women religious. Bring your Bible. Dates and locations are as follows: February 21, 2015 at Notre Dame University of Maryland in Baltimore MD. RSVP to Sr. Rebecca Tayag, SSND: [email protected], 212982-4671. February 28, 2015 at Saint Anselm’s Abbey, Washington DC. Please RSVP to Fr. Christopher Wyvill, OSB: [email protected], 202-269-2335. April 25, 2015 at Saint Benedict Monastery, Barstow VA. Please RSVP to Sr. Andrea Westkamp, OSB: [email protected], 703-2985337. Please visit DiscernmentDays.com for details. Upcoming Community Events 11.21.14 – St. Casmir Church, 2800 O’Donnell Street, Baltimore is hosting a concert with David Hass and Lori True. Concert begins at 7:30 PM. For more information call 410-276-1981 or [email protected] 11.22.14 & 11.23.14 – St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, is holding its Annual Christmas Winter Fest in Manchester Activities Bldg., 3297 York Street in Manchester. Call 410-239-8881 for more information. 11.22.14 – Slavic Food Festival at the Patronage of the Mother of God Byzantine Catholic Church, 1260 Stevens Avenue, Baltimore, MD. For more information call 410-247-4936 11.22.14 – School Sisters of Notre Dame Christmas Bazaar. 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM, in Assembly Room at Villa Assumpta, 6401 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD. For more information call 410-377-7774. 12.6.14 – First Christmas Bazaar, St. Joseph the Worker Church in Bonneauville, PA (Google directions-12 Hanover Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325) from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Call Kathi Barefoot at 717359-7841 or 717-334-2510 or email at [email protected] “The Butler Did It” Delone Catholic High School proudly presents "The Butler Did It" - a comedic murder mystery. The performances are Friday, November 21st at 7:30 PM, Saturday, November 22nd at 7:30 PM. and Sunday, November 23 at 2:30 PM in the Old Gym. Admission costs is $7 for adults, $4 for students, Students with Delone Catholic ID or Page Card are admitted for free. ADVENT FAMILY AFTERNOON Prepare the way of the Lord! Sacred Heart Families are invited to begin their Advent journey on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 1 pm in the Mother Seton Room. Families will make Advent wreaths and learn Advent customs and prayers. Join Family Fellowship as we prepare our homes and our hearts for the coming of the lord. For more information contact Michele Hunter ([email protected]).
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